from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of fishes of the family Hæmulidæ, found in the Gulf of California.
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Its primary distinguisher from O. microlepidotus and O. scutellatus, its sister species taipans, is via one primary temporal scales (vs. two) and six lower labials (vs. seven).
The Hotspot also has one endemic genus, the Natal black snake (Macrelaps microlepidotus).
Both the inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) and the eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis) both have venom more potent than any sea snake.
One of the number, -- a minute ichthyolite, about three inches in length, -- I was at first disposed to set down as new, but I have since come to regard it as simply an imperfectly-preserved specimen of a Cromarty and Morayshire species, -- the _Glyptolepis microlepidotus_; though its state of keeping is such as to render either conclusion an uncertainty.
Girling JE, Jones SM (2003) In vitro progesterone production by maternal and embryonic tissues during gestation in the southern snow skink (Niveoscincus microlepidotus).